CHAPTER FIVE: CRITICAL VISION: TELEVISION AND THE ATTENTIVE SOCIETY

"As individuals and as a nation, we now suffer from social narcissism. The beloved Echo of our ancestors, the virgin America, has been abandoned. We have fallen in love with our own image, with images of our making, which turn out to be images of ourselves."

- Daniel Boorstin, The Image (1961)



1. The Critical Imperative

2. The Politics of Simplicity

3. Critical Viewing and Media Literacy

4. Critical Dialogue and Democratic Citizenship

5. The Attentive Society: Journalism and Ideological Literacy

6. Roadblocks and Remedies

7. The Critical Spirit